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Diamondbacks’ Jordan Lawlar ranked as MLB Pipeline’s #10 prospect

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Jordan Lawlar (92) turns the double play against Chicago Cubs Dansby Swanson (7) in the first inning during a spring training game at Salt River Fields on Feb. 27, 2023. Mlb Diamondbacks Cubs Game

Climbing from the 23rd spot last season, Diamondbacks’ Jordan Lawlar has surged to the #10 overall ranking on MLB Pipeline’s prospect list. Notably, the 21-year-old also holds the distinction of being the highest-ranked AAA player on the list.

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Lawlar was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2022 draft out of high school. Since then, he has gone from rookie ball to AAA rather quickly.

Following a strong start to the season with the Amarillo Sod Poodles, where he posted a .263 batting average along with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs, Lawlar received the call to make his debut with the Reno Aces on August 15th.

Throughout his week with the Aces, Lawlar has gone 5 for 18 at the plate. Impressively, he launched a 420-foot home run over the left field bleachers in his very first game in Triple-A.

While the Diamondbacks may not have an immediate need for another shortstop with All-Star Geraldo Perdomo and veteran Nick Ahmed, Lawlar is steadily progressing towards making his MLB debut next season.

Another Diamondback on the top-100 prospect list is outfielder Druw Jones, who was also selected in the first round by Arizona in the 2022 draft.

However, Druw Jones hasn’t quite progressed as quickly as the Diamondbacks had anticipated. Hindered by injuries and persistent struggles at the plate, Jones remains confined to rookie ball.

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